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Assistant Library Director

Mount Vernon Public Library

About the Position:
The Assistant Director supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public; and contributes through collaborative problem-solving. Will supervise public services activities and departments. Will also prepare and implement a development plan and will work on seeking out grant opportunities for the library.  Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations including the supervision of the maintenance staff and facilities management.

Essential Responsibilities:
Where applicable, works to develop and implement the library’s strategic plan. Submits recommendations on public services policies and procedures to the Director and implements these decisions. Is familiar with all phases of operation of the library. Assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations and programs. Advises, supervises, and evaluates Head Librarians. Makes recommendations related to appointments, promotions, transfers, and other personnel matters to the Director. Assists in the overall planning for the library by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature and by taking an active part in professional activities within the state as well as nationally.
The Assistant Director is an active member of the Director’s administrative team.  Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations. Serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director.

Other Functions: Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director

Education & Experience:
Minimum: Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Should possess a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work; and have strong interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and planning. 2 years public library experience with 1 year as a manager. Some library administrative experience preferred but not required. This is a civil service position. Requires a New York State Librarian’s Certificate at time of hire.  Salary range is $78,000-$90,000. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply:
If interested in this position please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director by July 31, 2016.

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Youth Services Coordinator

Mount Vernon Public Library

About the Position:
The Mount Vernon (NY) Public Library has a job opening for a Youth Services Coordinator.  The Library is looking for an enthusiastic leader who can design and direct collections, services and programs for the children of the city of Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, NY is located in Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a diverse community in an urban setting.  Will work with the Teen Program Head to facilitate youth programming for the library.  35 hour work week including some evenings and weekends.  The Youth Services Coordinator will be responsible for the hiring, supervising, training and evaluation of the children’s services staff and will report to the Library Director.
Full job description is posted on the library website.

Salary & Benefits: Excellent benefits including vacation, health, dental and enrollment in the New York State Retirement System.  Salary range is 59,881.00-66,875.00 depending upon experience. 

Responsibilities:
* Supervision of all children’s staff. Responsible for the design and implementation of all children’s programs and activities including the summer reading club, book talks, discussion groups, storytelling, school visits and other related programs. Will coordinate summer activities with the Mount Vernon schools.  Oversees collection management for the children’s library.  
* Will be a member of the management team and will participate in the planning, writing and implementation of the library’s long range plan.  
* Will design and implement a youth services technology plan that will include working on content and design for the library’s website and an early learning center.
* Will prepare publicity for all programs and contribute to the library newsletter.
* Builds partnerships and cultivates relationships with other community organizations.
* Seeks out and prepares grant requests.
* Motivates, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers and our patrons.
* Maintains awareness of new developments and trends in the field through professional journals, workshops, conferences, etc.
* Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
* 3 years or more experience as a children’s librarian in a public library
* Demonstrated knowledge of library materials and resources
* Extensive knowledge of current trends in library services to children
* Strong knowledge of children’s literature
* Programming skills
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement services to children
* Good knowledge of management skills including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining a strong working environment for staff
* Strong knowledge of computer applications for library service
* Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons
* Able to prioritize duties and tasks
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Aware of new developments and trends in library services
* Ability to organize and work with tight time constraints and meet deadlines

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume to the Library Director:  Carolyn Karwoski by July 31, 2016. Please send your cover letter and resume.
Please include current workshops conferences and other continuing education sessions attended in the past year. 
Also include answers to the following questions:

  1. How do you see library services to children changing over the next 5 years?
  2. What are some of the techniques you would employ to develop strong working relationships with the public and private schools in Mount Vernon?
  3. What innovative ideas would you employ for outreach to the community?
  4. This is a Civil Service Position and will require a civil service exam after hire.


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Assistant Director, Library Services

Northampton Community College

Primary Function:
Participate as a member of the Library and Monroe administrative teams by overseeing and managing day-to-day library operations, including reference services and information literacy instruction in the Monroe Library.  Participation shall be directed toward the attainment of the goals of the Library and Monroe campus as enunciated in the strategic plan and the Library’s mission statement.

Responsibilities:
Working with Library staff on:  (1)  Overseeing library operations:  manage general library circulation, exam proctoring and reference duties; serve as primary contact for Monroe library collection development; maintain records and reports of library usage, and cash deposits; serve as primary contact for library technology; communicate, interpret and explain the library’s goals, policies, procedures and guidelines to students, faculty, staff and community patrons; monitor library interior for safety, functionality, clutter and visual appeal (2)  Developing and directing Monroe staff and services:  make recommendations concerning the employment, advancement, and retention of the staff of the Monroe Library; supervise the Information Services Librarians and Information Services Assistants, including scheduling, delegating and coordinating assignments—including information literacy instruction, and adjusting workflow as necessary to ensure effective and efficient service to students faculty and staff and community; develop the Monroe Library schedule; develop implement, supervise, evaluate and revise all procedures relating to the operation of the Monroe Library;  (3)  Facilitating the instructional process: provide information literacy instruction as requested by Monroe faculty; work to increase library-faculty relationship; (4) In the absence of the Director, Library Services, as needed, is the administrator with full responsibility of NCC libraries; (5)  Implementing special responsibilities as assigned by appropriate supervisors.

Organizational Relationships:
(1) Responsible to the Director, Library Services at the Bethlehem Campus;  (2) Coordinates work with members of the Library and Monroe faculty and administrative teams;  (3) Relates role to College goals and mission attainment; (4) Participates in College committees.

Performance Standards:
Performance in this position is considered satisfactory when:  (1) mutually agreed upon objectives have been attained within a specified time frame; (2)  responsibilities of the position have been carried out at a level consistent with performance objectives; (3)  effective cooperative relationships exist with the other members of the Library and Monroe administrative teams.

Qualifications:
* Education: attainment of a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college. 
* Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: 

  1. Familiarity with information technology and its application in a library setting;
  2. Strong organizational, interpersonal, teaching, oral and written communication skills; strong time management and planning skills; 
  3. Willingness to exercise proper authority and good independent judgment to effective handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions;
  4. Ability to work with faculty, students and staff;
  5. Ability to work in a tactful, courteous and service-oriented manner;
  6. Knowledge of current trends in library services;
  7. Ability to function effectively as a member of an instructional team; 
  8. Ability to develop programs in cooperation with others;
  9. Technical and managerial skills; 
  10. Proficiency in reference service and electronic databases;
  11. Ability to work with and relate to community constituencies. 

* Experience:

  1. 3-5 years of recent experience with library services preferably at the community college level, and including direct staff supervision;
  2. demonstrated competency to serve in an administrative capacity.

To Apply:
Those interested should apply online.

Posted 6/21


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Archives & Special Collections Librarian

Schaffer Library, Union College

About Union College:
Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College:
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.
Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).
Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

About the Position:
The Archives & Special Collections Librarian is responsible for evaluating, appraising, describing and preserving the College’s institutional records, including the archival collections associated with the College’s Adirondack Research Library. The Archives & Special Collections Librarian prepares finding aids and other access tools, such as EAD guides, in accordance with archival methodologies and techniques; serves as a liaison with the Schaffer Library’s Digital Services department to advance digital initiatives and emerging technologies; and provides outreach to faculty, students and researchers through orientations, instruction sessions and exhibits. Additionally, the Archives & Special Collections Librarian contributes actively to the dialog within the department regarding all aspects of our services to the Union community, outside users and visiting researchers, and serves on library-wide committees and working groups. In this collaborative environment, the Archives & Special Collections Librarian is expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and service.

Qualifications:
Requires a Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program with advanced coursework in archival management or a Masters of Archival Studies, with a minimum of three years professional work experience in archives and special collections. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) preferred. Also preferred is formal coursework or training in primary source literacy, object-based learning strategies, active teaching techniques using primary sources and/or special collections, experience curating exhibits, knowledge of records management principles and policies in an academic setting, and experience supervising student employees. The successful candidate will also have a proven ability to integrate technology with traditional services and resources, to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff and students, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) and archival information systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit or related collections management software. The selected candidate should also have a demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries, knowledge of the procedures for managing and preserving archival records, and knowledge of the principles, current practices and standards of processing archival collections. Must be available to travel regionally and nationally, work occasional weekend and evening hours, be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Also requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin July 20th, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled, only finalists will be notified. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of two references.
Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7268
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Posted 6/17


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Director of Communications

Queens Library

About the Position:
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.
Queens Library is currently seeking a creative and energetic Director of Communications. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director of Communications leads the development of internal and external communications for Queens Library and serves as a key member of the Leadership Team.  The Director of Communications is actively engaged in advancing the priorities of the organization, oversees executive visibility opportunities to advance the Library’s reputation, brand and media presence, enhances the Library’s message, organizational narrative and media relations activities, and oversees the organization’s social media strategy and implementation.

Required Skills & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.  A minimum of ten years communications/media relations experience required. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure on time-sensitive issues. Must have experience managing a team and developing and implementing plans and related metrics. Must be an exceptional writer and storyteller (traditional, online and social media) with high standards. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills for multiple audiences.

What We Offer:
Excellent salary and our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation and more. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Execsearch@queenslibrary.org and reference “Director of Communications” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

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Library Director

Marcellus Free Library

About Marcellus Free Library:
With a dedicated staff of 19 full and part time employees, volunteers, and an active Friends group, the Marcellus Free Library serves about 6,000 residents of Marcellus, NY, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually.  Marcellus Free Library is part of the Onondaga County Public Library System (OCPL).  Marcellus is located in central New York, about 20 miles from Syracuse. Additional information may be found on their website.

About the Position:
The Marcellus Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a full time Library Director, who is an exceptional leader and who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent service to the local community.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, to foster community support, and to share a vision for the library. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.  Primary responsibilities of this position include:
* Having overall responsibility for administrative duties, including personnel, budgeting, collection management, facilities management, information services, marketing, programming, and planning, in accordance with policies developed by the Board of Trustees.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patrons, schools, businesses, municipal entities, and community groups in the service area, representing the library and its objectives and activities.
* Selecting, training, supervising, and motivating library staff to enable the provision of effective library service to patrons and to the greater community.
* Advising the Board in library matters and keeping it informed of relevant issues and developments at the local, regional, state, and national level. Attending all Board meetings, reporting on library activities, statistics, and important issues, participating actively in discussion and contributing ideas and suggestions during the decision-making process.
* Acting as primary liaison between the Library, and the Friends, OCPL, and other libraries.
* Monitoring the upkeep of buildings and grounds in cooperation with the Board’s Building and Maintenance chairperson.

Required Qualifications:
* A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, and eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate.
* Extensive technology experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services.
* Demonstration of effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
* A minimum of three years Library experience with increasing responsibility, and two years supervisory experience

To Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three professional references before July 29, 2016 to

Ronald Olmstead
Marcellus Free Library
32 Maple Street
Marcellus, NY 13108


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Children Librarian

Queens Library

Queens Library, is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven children librarians who are eager for an opportunity to enrich lives in one of our 65 service locations. Queens Library is a renowned leader in providing innovative library and educational services, developing new technology applications and fostering community engagement.

What we offer:
Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more at http://qnslib.org/PZD4y.

Major Duties:
* Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children.  
* Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
* Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services.
* Publicize, plan and conduct programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.
* Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library.  
* Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials.
* Monitors the public service floor.  
* Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
* Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  * Maintains reference and circulation materials.
* Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration.  
* Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents.
* May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and/or develop library user guides.
* Performs other duties as required.
* Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Key Competencies:
* Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service

Requirements:
* Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.  
* Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
* Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org referencing “Children’s Librarian” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Systems Specialist

State University of New York (SUNY) Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS)

About the Position:
The State University of New York (SUNY) Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) located in Albany, New York, seeks applications for a Library Systems Specialist to work in a highly-collaborative environment within a multi-campus, multi-server shared services environment.    The successful candidate will join a team that collaborates on library projects and programs in support of multi-campus initiatives.  The OLIS staff works with library staff at the University's 64 campuses; information professionals at the SUNY Information Technology Exchange Center; and technology vendors.  The successful candidate must be effective working both as part of a team and independently.  
This is a three year position with an initial focus on providing application support for the Aleph (Ex Libris) system to the campus library community through the use of a web-based problem reporting software application, email, by phone, and occasionally by campus site visits.  This position will also provide support for data migration planning in anticipation of an eventual migration from Aleph to a new library system platform.  Responsibilities include data imports and extracts, global changes and data manipulation; troubleshooting software application problems; working with a team to install system upgrades; evaluating and installing software patches; resolving associated software application problems; developing documentation, managing Aleph configuration tables, and application testing.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree
* Experience working with the configuration, troubleshooting, and ongoing support of the systems and functionality components of library management systems
* Experience with wide range of software products used in libraries
* Ability to learn new software and technologies
* Experience with the Unix structure and various Unix editing tools
* Knowledge of HTML, XML, Oracle, z39.50
* Experience with using SQL for report generation and data manipulation
* Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way
* Excellent oral communication skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations, and ideas
* Excellent written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation and reports

Preferred:
* MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program
* Experience working with the Ex Libris Aleph application structure and table relationships
* Familiarity with MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic and Holdings Data
* Minimum of 3 years of professional library experience in consortia or academic libraries
* Sound understanding of library patron and technical services practices and procedures

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits.

To Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit cover letter and resume online. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

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Collection Development Librarian II

Newburgh Free Library

Job Description:
* Oversee the development and management of the lending collections for adults in all formats at both Main Library and Town Branch.
* Collection development responsibilities include popular fiction & media, assigned areas of non-fiction, special collections, and e-content at the Main Library.
* Oversee the Overdrive pool, serving as liaison between member libraries and RCLS.
* Assist and train librarians in collection development practices and in the management of their budgets.
* Evaluate existing collections through collection and statistical analysis.
* Develop new collections to meet patron needs and monitor publishing trends in all formats.
* Oversee shelf arrangement and maintenance of adult collections at Main Library.
* Collaborate on the marketing & promotion of the collections in-house and online.
* Responsible for literary programming for adults, including book discussions, poetry & author readings and the adult summer reading program.
* Oversee and provide readers services to outside groups.
* Cooperate with coordinated collection development efforts in the region.
* Provide reference and readers advisory service to patrons of all ages.
* Supervise pages and 1 full-time library assistant.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Reports to Head of Adult Services.
 
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) candidates encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Visit www.newburghschools.org, click on the “Employment” tab, drop down to “HR Department” and follow the directions on the posting for Newburgh Free Lib Librarian II.   
 
All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4PM on June 15, 2016.
For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.

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Circulation Services Librarian I

Newburgh Free Library

About the Position:
The preferred candidate will have prior supervisory experience, thorough knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows and facility with Microsoft Word and Excel. Some evening and Saturday hours required. A detailed, though not comprehensive, Job Description is below.
Professional, supervisory and administrative work overseeing Circulation Services. Duties include staff scheduling; reports and statistics; training and evaluating all Circulation Services staff.  Works collaboratively with the Technical Services Librarian and other staff, particularly with regard to scheduling.  Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to users of all ages using print and digital resources.  Participates in collection development. Other duties as assigned. Reports to Library Director.
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) candidates encouraged to apply.

Illustrative Tasks in Circulation Services:
Primary Goal:  Provide leadership to Circulation Services staff in developing and maintaining a team-oriented, positive, helpful and professional approach to customer service, circulation process, and inter-library loan. Supported and assisted by Principal Library Clerk.
* Develops goals, plans and procedures for the workgroup
* Develops projections of resources and personnel necessary to meet established goals and objectives
* Prepares a master clerical staff schedule in September with January and June modifications, incorporating both Circulation Services and Technical Services clerical staff as well as clerical staff from other departments who are needed to support the Circulation Desk.  This will include clerical staff scheduling and training for the Branch.
* Oversees Inter-Library Loan including e-ILL, SEAL and OCLC
* Circulation Reports

  1. All LOST Items, All LOST-ASSUM, all LOST-CLAIM, all LOST-Paid
  2. All MISSING Items
  3. List LONGINTRANSIT items owned, List Transits From, List Transits To
  4. Purchase Alert, Purchase Alert 2
  5. List Checkouts Claims Returned
  6. All old (90+ days) unfilled Holds
  7. List User Profile mismatches

* Participates in or delegates a participant to CTUG
* From time to time at the invitation of SENYLRC serves on RIC or other relevant committees

To Apply:
Visit www.newburghschools.org, click on the “Employment” tab, drop down to “HR Department” and follow the directions on the posting for Newburgh Free Lib Librarian 1.  
 
All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4PM on June 15, 2016.
For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.

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Library Director

The Field Library

About the Position:
The Field Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative and energetic library director to promote and continue the Library’s commitment to quality library services for the City of Peekskill and Town of Cortlandt communities. The Director will work closely with the seven-member Board of Trustees, professional library staff, and local volunteers to develop and articulate its vision for library service, create and implement strategic initiatives, administer the library budget, direct library programs and services, manage facility needs, and execute fundraising and resource development.  As an association library founded in 1887, The Field Library is funded by a public vote under Chapter 414 of New York in the City of Peekskill, a small stipend from the Town of Cortlandt, and private donations.

The successful candidate will concentrate on achieving the following: fostering strong partnerships with local business, community leaders and city government officials, collaborating with other local non-profit organizations to enhance the variety and delivery of creative library services; reaching out to the community at large to keep them informed of the library's wide range of resources, programs and funding needs.  

Minimum Qualifications:
An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and at least five years of progressively responsible experience, including at least one year management experience. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership ability, and the ability to work collaboratively with Board, staff, elected officials and community groups. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to articulate a vision of library services in the 21st Century.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $71,000 - $80,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) plus excellent benefits.

To Apply:
Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume.
Review of applications will begin July 7, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Associate Dean

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library, the University of Scranton

About the University of Scranton:
The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

About the Position:
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing January 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and one of the following: a second Master’s degree in a subject field; or the completion of thirty additional graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence. At least six years of academic library supervisory experience at an academic managerial or administrative level with demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development, assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

To Apply:
Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2016.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

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Library Director II

Grinnell Public Library District

About the Position:
The Grinnell Public Library District Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and innovative Library Director II to lead our busy, service-oriented library serving both the Village of Wappingers Falls and the Town of Wappinger’s 32,500 residents.
Established in 1867, the Grinnell Library serves a vibrant and diverse community. The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills and have a strong desire to connect meaningfully with the community, staff and Trustees. With experience in budget preparation, emerging technologies and grant writing, the Director will successfully blend the library’s historic traditions with the best practices of a modern library district.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, an eligible NYS Public Librarians Certificate and at least 4 years relevant professional experience. The Director of the Grinnell Public Library District will be appointed provisionally pending the civil service exam for Library Director II (inquiries about the Civil Service Exam should be made to the Dutchess County Department of Civil Service). Candidates must meet the Dutchess County civil service requirements for Library Director II and take the civil service exam when offered.

Salary: negotiable starting at $65,000 plus benefits.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to

Grinnell Board President Beth Devine
Grinnell Public Library District
2642 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


Posted 6/3


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Librarian I- Part Time

Huntington Public Library

About the Position:
The Huntington Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic individual to work with us in the Adult and Reference Services Department where there is a part-time opening for 16 hours per week. Hours include nights, weekends and holiday rotations and staffing both our main and branch buildings. Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a valid NYS Public Librarian Certificate.
Positive, proactive customer service skills, flexibility and initiative are required. Job responsibilities will include basic knowledge of, and instruction of patrons, in all adult library resources including digital and downloadable materials.  Collection development, readers’ advisory and program responsibilities will be assigned as required. Spanish proficiency is a plus.

Starting Salary: $28.87 (after July 1, 2016)

To Apply:
Please send resumes and letters of application to Thérèse Purcell Nielsen. Submission deadline is June 8, 2016. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Posted 5/27